February 1, 2021
Listener Malik wants to know how wolves became pugs, poodles, and chihuahuas. Zooarchaeologist Angela Perri digs up the answers. Special thanks to Michael Worboys.
January 17, 2022
Where Did Netflix’s “Ta-dum” Sound Come From?
Every Little Thing
Today’s episode comes from our friends at the podcast Twenty Thousand Hertz. They investigated the Netflix “ta-dum” – the sound effect that rings out when you queue up a Netflix show. It’s so iconic you probably can hear it in your head, but it almost sounded very, very different (think bleating goats). Find more episodes from Twenty Thousand Hertz here.
January 10, 2022
Slithering Heights: Big Snake, Big Problems
During a late-night internet search, caller Brenna stumbled across an ancient super-sized snake. It got her wondering: why doesn’t it slither among us today? Where’d it go? Snake hiss-perer Jason Head tells us about the life and times of Titanoboa, the biggest snake ever found.
January 3, 2022
Most Embarrassing Story in All of Human History
A New Year’s resolution: Last year, hundreds of you submitted your mortifying tales. This week, we announce the winner. Mary’s glory hole gets the whole glory.
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